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  1. Jamal Musiala has declared for Germany. Which isn't a surprise as he was born in Germany, but is a shame. He's 17, moved to England aged 7 with his British father, and has represented England at u21 level. He came through the Chelsea youth system before moving to Bayern and recently breaking into their first team. Operates mainly as a classic number 10, and while we are utterly stocked with incredibly exciting young attacking talent, that's a role we currently don't have much of coming through. But it's fine, the number 10 role is well out of fashion these days and we'll never need him...
  2. Given we all know that's a foul, I really don't think we would. Salah wouldn't do that though, his actual dive in the game was far more composed and practiced.
  3. According to your link, Man City had 51 points after 25 games. Liverpool are 11 points worse - currently they have 40. To put it another way*, your example of a weaker title defence is 27.5% better than Liverpool. *And a completely unfair, twisting of numbers way.
  4. Because the rules say nothing about when shots are taken, or passages of play. Tripping or obstructing another player is a foul. Trent slides into DCL's path and trips him. To spin your question, where is DCL meant to go? It was called as a foul, confirmed as a foul after a VAR check, and please show me if I'm wrong here, but I'm not seeing an outcry from experts on social media that it shouldn't have been a pen. It's pretty much as nailed on a foul as you're going to see. It's the second bit, TAA's kick out at DCL, that's the bit that is open to interpretation.
  5. https://streamable.com/gx2b18 That's a foul all day. You kind of say to yourself: 'tries' to stop the shot.
  6. How is that not a red card? DOGO with no attempt to play the ball. Gotta say though, Covid or not this is the weakest defence of a title I've seen in many a year.
  7. I'll stress this is a bit of a wild theory based on nothing here, but I think they're resistant to it due to less ability to control the FUT market. Less supply of cards means higher prices, and with more players in one pool, there's more cards on the market. And while yes, there's more buyers too which equals more demand, the bottom prices stay low which is where the majority of coins are hoovered up. And it's this hoovering up of coins which allows EA to push packs and make more skrillah. Like I said, just a wild theory.
  8. Ted Lasso *is* proper great.
  9. I could post some snarky comment about the lack of criticism from Klopp, Guardiola, Mourinho, etc, on the new format, given how vocal they are about the amount of games their players have to play. But I can't be arsed frankly. Yadda yadda big clubs money ruining football yadda yadda.
  10. The law covers that too: IMPEDING THE PROGRESS OF AN OPPONENT WITHOUT CONTACT Impeding the progress of an opponent means moving into the opponent’s path to obstruct, block, slow down or force a change of direction when the ball is not within playing distance of either player. All players have a right to their position on the field of play; being in the way of an opponent is not the same as moving into the way of an opponent. A player may shield the ball by taking a position between an opponent and the ball if the ball is within playing distance and the opponent is not held off with the arms or body. If the ball is within playing distance, the player may be fairly charged by an opponent.
  11. The actual rules, because it's weird that they are never referred to correctly by the media, pundits or people discussing if something is or isn't a foul. I've highlighted the two entries under which Luiz' actions are a foul. [spoiler] Direct free kick A direct free kick is awarded if a player commits any of the following offences against an opponent in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force: charges jumps at kicks or attempts to kick pushes strikes or attempts to strike (including head-butt) tackles or challenges ---trips or attempts to trip If an offence involves contact it is penalised by a direct free kick or penalty kick. Careless is when a player shows a lack of attention or consideration when making a challenge or acts without precaution. No disciplinary sanction is needed Reckless is when a player acts with disregard to the danger to, or consequences for, an opponent and must be cautioned Using excessive force is when a player exceeds the necessary use of force and endangers the safety of an opponent and must be sent off A direct free kick is awarded if a player commits any of the following offences: a handball offence (except for the goalkeeper within their penalty area) holds an opponent ---impedes an opponent with contact bites or spits at someone throws an object at the ball, opponent or match official, or makes contact with the ball with a held object [/spoiler] Did he trip the attacker? Yes, probably. Did he impede him with contact? Yes, absolutely. It's a foul and a penalty. Should it be a red? Maybe. Why are these two quite clear-cut rules applied so inconsistently across the sport, even after they've ruined the fun of the game with VAR checks? I wish I knew. (Sidenote: One of my favourite discussions is the 'he got the ball' thing. Because you'll see it's never mentioned or referred to above, so fuck knows where it's come from.) EDIT: I don't know why my spoiler tags aren't working, cos I'm an idiot.
  12. Done. Some top kits in there. I can't believe Scarlett Ross is losing in round 4.
  13. Wayne Rooney takes full time charge at Derby, and thus retires from playing. He finishes a career where he won: 5 Premier League Titles, the Champions League, the UEFA League, the FA Cup (surprisingly only once) and 3 leagues cups. He's England's all time record goal scorer, and most capped outfield player (120 caps, Shilton is 1st with 125). He's been PFA player of the year, the PWA player of the year and PFA fans player of the year twice. He's the 2nd-highest Premier League all-time top scorer (208 goals), and 3rd-highest Premier League all-time assist-provider (103 assists), and is the 'most consistent' goal scorer, being the only player in PL history to have 12 seasons reaching double figures. On paper, he is unarguably one of the greatest players of our lifetimes. And yet say that out loud and you'll be met with some mighty loud scoffing. Perhaps his personality, and his style means he is underrated. Or perhaps he lacked that unexplainable 'magic' the truly greats have. Or perhaps he arrived on such a carriage of hype, in a era where celebrities were treated as gods, while heralded as the talisman of the Golden Generation that no player would have lived up to that. Either way, we'll always have the memories of salty idiots trying claim this goal wasn't brilliant because he shinned it.
  14. The racists haven't won. This is a step backwards for sure. It's disappointing at best and as a Millwall fan, heartbreaking at worst. But the racists have not won because us who support BLM haven't given up. And I mean all of us, all fans of all teams, and all people who continue to fight for and support tolerance, equal opportunities and and end to racism. A large section of the Millwall crowd tonight applauded QPR taking the knee. Hopefully our crowd will continue to do so - I can promise I will as soon as I'm back at games. And as long as that is the prevailing action taken by fans of other teams up and down the country, we will win and the racists won't.
  15. Fucking embarrassing. I'm so angry. I wish deep in my soul that it didn't happen, I wish we didn't live in a world where players have to take a knee, and I wish, WISH it wasn't a section of our fans again. Fuck's SAKE. I'd say it's hard being a Millwall fan sometimes, but I bet it's harder being a person of colour and hearing that.
  16. Klopp's point is valid, except it's not. Change the rules, no it's the managers who should rest players. You can see how it's tricky to follow.
  17. Gotters... that's one hell of a meandering comment man. But no, 5 subs can fuck right off. Klopp played Fabinho at CB. If Milner's injury was down to gametime as he is claiming, it's his responsibility to rest Milner and play the £39m midfielder Fabinho in midfield. On the bench Liverpool had CB Rhys Williams, who has previously been part of a defence that kept a clean sheet in the Champion League against Atalanta - Serie A's top scorers last season. Williams is an England u21 international, but like many promising players coming through the youth ranks, there's concerns his lack of first team game time is limiting his development. So, Klopp can take a 'risk', and play a probable future England Centre back against fucking Brighton.
  18. This description of our footballing style has aged worse than Whole Foods 12-month Cave aged Cheddar, if you substituted dairy for actual human shit.
  19. 10 minutes into the 2nd half. 2-0 to Argentina. 5 minutes separate the two goals. In context, it's pretty fascinating. We really did hack the shit out if him in the first half, and twice catch him off the ball. The ball-punch is an act of defiance, a reply of sheer petulance. He is almost saying 'if you guys are gonna cheat, so am I'. But once he's done that, he needs to prove he is above it all, so just waltzes through us. Steve Hodge has a shocker for both goals. We're dreadful. We still haven't had a shot on target yet.
  20. Halftime: News breaks that the manager of Brazil (knocked out the day before) Telê Santana has resigned. Jimmy Hill: My view is had he resigned yesterday morning, Brazil might still be in the competition. MEEOWWW!
  21. Eng v Arg 86: 20 minutes in. Maradona by far the best player on the pitch. Peter Reid a surprising second.
  22. BBC iPLayer are showing the 86 quarter at 5pm. Watch England kick seven shades of shit out Diego, the greatest goal ever scored in a World Cup, and Lineker coming within .2mm of tying the game up.
  23. This link has a list of links to them all: https://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/video-fifa-puskas-award-2020-nominees-suarez-son-best-goal/f27ai6ufo5731ps2m4e2b6els# One of the best years ever I think. Giorgian de Arrasca... gonna try that in my Tuesday night seven a side game.
  24. Scored a lot in the Vernon awKay end though.
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